Richland Springs starts new win streak; Comanche nipped by Cisco in closing seconds
THROCKMORTON — The Class A Division I No. 11 May Tigers pitched their third consecutive shutout to remain undefeated on the season, blanking the Throckmorton Greyhounds, 56-0, Friday night.
May (3-0) finished with 292 yards of total offense, including 219 on the ground.
Daniel Salinas rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown while Dalton Self added 72 yards and a score. Preston Johnston chipped in 49 yards and a rushing touchdown while Weston Chambers ran for 19 yards and reached the end zone once.
Through the air, Wyatt Mote connected of 4 of 6 passes for 73 yards with three touchdowns. Austin McAbee caught two passes for 38 yards and scored once, while Tyler Wheeler hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass and Jaden Baker reeled in an 8-yard scoring reception.
Defensively for the Tigers, Gage Keckler led the charge with 10 tackles followed by Chambers with nine and Salinas, Johnston and Mote with six apiece.
Next week, May visits Brown County rival Blanket (3-0) — a 45-0 winner over Rochelle Friday night — in a battle of unbeatens.
Zephyr 88, Austin Royals 42
ZEPHYR — The Class A Division I No. 6 Zephyr Bulldogs added to their season-opening win streak, rolling over Austin Royals for an 88-42 victory Friday night — their third in a row.
Zephyr (3-0) manufactured 561 yards of total offense — 403 rushing with nine touchdowns and 158 passing with three more scores.
Mason Rogers rushed for 313 yards and seven touchdowns while Hunter Williams added 58 yards, Nicholas Moody chipped in 32 yards and a score and Devin Williams rushed for a 12-yard touchdown.
Through the air, Kason King completed 5 of 10 passes for 119 yards with a couple of scoring tosses. Hunter Williams was 2 of 5 for 27 yards and Moody threw a 12-yard pass.
Devin Williams led all receivers with three receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, while Moody hauled in a 25-yard touchdown and Elliot Gowin grabbed a 10-yard touchdown. Robert Clark (22 yards), J.P. Gowin (8 yards) and King (5 yards) also made receptions.
Defensively, Clark’s nine tackles were a team-high followed by five from Rogers, four from Moody, three each from Hunter Williams and Devin Williams and one from Michael Seider.
Next week, Zephyr hosts winless Santa Anna (0-3) as the Mountaineers are coming off a 52-6 loss to Robert Lee.
Blanket 45, Rochelle 0
BLANKET — Blanket moved to 3-0 behind a stellar defensive performance in its 45-0 homecoming victory over Rochelle Friday, as the Tigers held the Hornets to a negative -48 yards of offense.
Luke Kinkade led the defense with 12 tackles, including five for loss, with two forced fumbles and one recovery in the end zone for a touchdown. Trenten Varner added 10 tackles with two for loss; Kameron Spivey tallied eight tackles with two for loss and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown; and Tyler Simpson collected six tackles, one for a loss, with an interception.
Blanket ran only 12 offensive plays, five of which were touchdowns. Logan Wheeler rushed twice for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Varner added a 29-yard touchdown carry, John John Alexander rushed twice for 20 yards and a touchdown, and Kinkade chipped in a 13-yard touchdown run. Overall, the Tigers rushed eight times for 132 yards, an average of 16.5 yards per carry.
Next week, Blanket hosts Brown County rival May (3-0) — a 56-0 winner over Throckmorton Friday night — in a battle of unbeatens.
Veribest 45, Brookesmith 0
VERIBEST — The Brookesmith Mustangs are still looking for their first victory, and points, of 2017 as they suffered a third consecutive shutout loss, 45-0, to the Veribest Falcons Friday night.
Brookesmith (0-3) finished with just 62 yards of total offense — 45 rushing and 17 passing — and a pair of turnovers, while Veribest (2-1) compiled 360 yards — 245 on the ground and 115 through the air.
Mason Brummett rushed for 53 yards and completed 2 of 5 passes for 17 yards for Brookesmith. Ryder Nelson caught both passes, while Jonathan Willoughby chipped in 6 yards on the ground.
Angel Marquez rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns for Veribest.
Next week, the Mustangs tangle with another winless squad as they visit the Trent Gorillas (0-3), who suffered a 52-0 road loss to Eden Friday.
Richland Springs 62,
TRENT — The Class A Division II No. 4 Richland Springs Coyotes chalked up their second straight victory and first shutout of 2017, rolling past the Wellman-Union Wildcats, 62-0, Friday night.
Richland Springs (2-1) raced out to a 24-0 lead after one quarter and tacked on 38 more points in the second period.
The Coyotes generated 351 yards of total offense — 270 rushing and 81 passing — while limiting Wellman-Union (1-2) to 99 total yards with four takeaways.
Jordan Burkhart rushed for a team-high 107 yards and two touchdowns while completing 3 of 4 passes for 61 yards and two more scores.
Walker Tippie went 3 for 3 through the air for 20 yards and a pair of scores, while Hutton Lusty rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown. Landon Burkhart added a 40-yard scoring sprint and a 16-yard touchdown catch.
Cameron Parham caught touchdown passes of 12 and 23 yards, while Linden Brown hauled in a 29-yard scoring reception
Defensively, Lusty led the way with 5.5 tackles followed by Tippie with 4.5 and Parham with four tackles and an interception.
Next week, Richland Springs hosts Austin Hill Country (1-2), which is coming off a 62-16 loss to Abbott.
Cisco 25, Comanche 24
COMANCHE – The Cisco Loboes scored 11 fourth-quarter points to rally past Comanche, 25-24, Friday night, handing the Indians their first loss of the season.
Cisco (2-1), coming off a 21-3 loss to Wall, closed the gap to 24-23 with 16 seconds left on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Cooper Witt to Leslie Edgar. The Loboes then opted to go for two points and the win as Cooper Witt hooked up with Israel Adame for the decisive conversion. Adame earlier kicked a 38-yard field goal with 7:37 left to bring Cisco within 24-17.
The Loboes finished with 303 total yards — 194 rushing and 109 passing — while Comanche (2-1) compiled 273 yards — 194 on the ground and 79 yards through the air. Each team lost one fumble.
Trailing 14-7 early in the second period, Comanche reeled off 17 unanswered points to seize control. Colbert Roberts scored on runs of 13 and 10 yards and Nacho Rios booted a 32-yard field goal.
Roberts finished with 123 rushing yards trailed by Kade Mercer with 54 yards and a first-half touchdown. Bronte Hermesmeyer connected on 7 of 19 passes for 79 yards with Trevor Higginbotham hauling in a team-best three for 48 yards.
Dathan Harding led Cisco with 101 yards on the ground trailed by Witt with 67. Witt also completed 10 of 18 passes for 109 yards with Adame pulling down five for 81 yards.
Next week, Comanche attempts to rebound at Little River Academy (2-1), which picked up a 21-15 road win over Goldthwaite Friday night.
Academy 21, Goldthwaite 15
GOLDTHWAITE — Goldthwaite spotted the Little River-Academy Bumblebees the first three touchdowns of the game, and a second-half rally came up short as the Eagles remained winless following a 21-15 defeat Friday night.
After a scoreless first quarter, Goldthwaite (0-3) trailed Academy (2-1) by a 14-0 count at halftime and 21-0 just two minutes into the second half.
Quaid Seward trimmed the deficit to 21-7 on a 5-yard touchdown run with 8:51 left in the third period. With 4:11 to go in the game, Goldthwaite recorded a safety on an Academy punt attempt to creep within 21-9. With 2:38 remaining, Seward scored his second touchdown on an 8-yard carry, but the two-point try failed.
Goldthwaite finished with 225 yards, with 134 coming the ground, and two turnovers. Academy manufactured 216 yards, including 175 rushing.
Seward finished with 152 yards on the ground while Drew Hermesmeyer completed 14 of 28 passes for 91 yards. Isaac Chavez caught a team-high six passes for 23 yards.
Jordan Carter rushed for 163 yards and touchdowns of 49 and 41 yards for Academy.
Next week, Goldthwaite plays its pre-district finale at Junction (1-2), which is coming off a 67-20 loss to Sonora.
Johnson City 27, San Saba 6
JOHNSON CITY — The San Saba Armadillos were dealt their second straight loss since opening the Jerod Fikac coaching era with a victory, as the Johnson City Eagles recorded a 27-6 victory Friday night.
San Saba (1-2) surrendered 434 yards — 238 rushing and 196 passing — to Johnson City (2-1), while the Armadillos finished with 237 yards — 136 on the ground and 101 through the air. Both teams committed one turnover.
The lone touchdown for San Saba came in the first quarter after spotting Johnson City a 14-0 lead as Sean O’Keefe tossed a 12-yard pass to James Whitney for six points.
O’Keefe completed 11 of 23 passes for 93 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while also rushing for a team-high 74 yards. Cole Tupin caught three passes for 35 yards, Ruben Parra added three grabs for 34 yards and Sakima Herrera finished with three receptions for 11. Josh Lambert also chipped in 36 yards rushing.
Next week, San Saba ventures to Cross Plains (2-1), where the Buffaloes will be attempting to rebound from their first loss to De Leon, 42-19.
Post 41, Coleman 0
COLEMAN — Coleman fared no better in the home opener than the first two game as the Bluecats were shutout for the third game in a row, 41-0 by the Post Antelopes Friday night.
Coleman (0-3) mustered just 57 total yards — 41 rushing and 16 passing — with three turnovers. Post (2-1) generated 396 yards, including 385 on the ground.
Trotter Harris rushed for a team-best 36 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards. Denton Allen was 3 of 11 through the air for 16 yards.
Post’s Michael Phergson rushed for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Next week, Coleman will attempt to snap its losing streak against winless Brady (0-3), which was dealt a 45-0 loss by Llano Friday night.
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Robert Lee 52, Santa Anna 6
Morgan 52, Sidney 6
Cranfills Gap 82, Mullin 76
Panther Creek 73, Rising Star 26